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Eco-Tech: DIY Solutions for Impaired Waterways Workshops

Imagine Grinnell is partnering with Drake Community Library, Poweshiek Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Grinnell College, and the Captain Planet Foundation to host a series of all-ages environmental programs. The Eco-Tech workshops will focus on water quality monitoring as a platform for learning about how technology can be used to improve our environment. Participants …

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Celebrate Solar Event

Join us on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 PM at the Ahrens Park Foundation building to celebrate solar! Location: Imagine Grinnell Foundation, 1510 Penrose St, Grinnell, Iowa 50112 Event Details: Ideal Energy installed 13 new solar arrays in Grinnell over the last year, and they are donating a portion of the proceeds from those projects to Imagine …

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The Green Yard Makeover Event Series – Free and Open to Public

Interested in learning more about water, nature, and gardening? Attend these free classes open to the public taught by organic farmer Jordan Scheibel and native plant restorationist and retired biology teacher Jim Kessler.  All classes in the series will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm, on Tuesdays, Feb. 16, March 1, and March 15 at Grinnell …

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2nd EAB sighting in IA

The second infestation of Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in eastern IA on Tuesday, July 16. Visit the TIS ‘Emerald Ash Borer preparedness’ page for more updates and news as it happens. Imagine Grinnell can serve as a resource to direct you to the experts and information you need.

Fruit Tree Workshop is almost here!

 Imagine Grinnell’s Community Garden is presenting a Fruit Tree Workshop and Info session on Friday, April 12, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Ahrens Foundation Building. Dr. Patrick O’Malley will explain and demonstrate the fine points of fruit tree pruning and training techniques. In other words, how to get the most fruit off …

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Putting Locally-Grown Food on Our Tables

The Grinnell Area Local Foods Alliance (GALFA) continues its efforts to stimulate awareness and use of locally produced food by individuals and institutions in the Grinnell area. “We see numerous benefits to the consumption of locally produced food, including freshness and superior taste, strengthening the local economy, fostering community ties, increasing food security, and saving …

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Grinnell Youth Conservation Corps Cares for Arbor Lake

The Grinnell Youth Conservation Corps (GYCC) began in 2006 when five energetic Grinnell youth participated in the program for eight weeks. First led by college student coordinator, Alicia Sellon, the group learned about water quality and conservation at Arbor Lake Park. The GYCC program is a collaboration between the Grinnell College Center for Prairie Studies and the City of Grinnell, with planning …

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2nd Saturdays are coming

Hey, it’s time to get ready for 2nd Saturdays! Walk, run, or bike, we guarantee that you’ll have a good time. We welcome all ages and ability levels. The main goal is to get outside, get moving, and enjoy the Grinnell Area Recreation Trail. First event will be in May. Check out the details here.

The 2012 Annual Report is out!

Imagine Grinnell’s 2012 annual report is out – and this year we tried something a little different! Using a web-based presentation tool, we’ve turned our new logo into a full-fledged slideshow of what we’ve done over the past year. We think you’ll like it. Take a look –Click here.